Scott Brown's win kicked off a conservative jamboree. Republicans are cheering, Republicans are gloating, Republicans are preparing for a national resurgence...But not so fast, says a fellow GOP-er at The Next Right. "Scott Brown's victory is an enormous opportunity--for the Democrats," begins mindyfinn, one of The Next Right's bloggers. Republicans shouldn't see recent disenchantment with Democrats as sign of a shift rightwards: "more than anything, voters in Massachusetts--as in states around the country--are fed up with government. The have no faith in the current leadership of both parties for good reason." Predictions for the 2010 midterm elections:
We can, and we will probably sail to victory in some races. Yet, in the same way that an over-confident, arrogant Martha Coakley saw the race slip from her hands, like Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary, it's quite possible that several Republicans could suffer the same fate if we misinterpret the Brown win.